R-ace GP is an auto racing team from France, involved in many areas of motorsport, specifically those involving Renault. They are currently competing in the Formula Regional European Championship, Italian F4 and ADAC F4.

France R-ace GP
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Founded2011
BaseLa Rochelle, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Team principal(s)Thibaut de Merindol
Current seriesItalian F4 Championship
ADAC Formula 4
Formula Regional European Championship
Former seriesRenault Sport Trophy
Formula Renault NEC
Formula Renault Eurocup
Current driversFormula Regional European Championship
Switzerland Léna Bühler
France Hadrien David
France Isack Hadjar
Barbados Zane Maloney
ADAC Formula 4
France Marcus Amand
France Victor Bernier
Australia Marcos Flack
France Sami Meguetounif
Italian Formula 4
France Marcus Amand
Australia Marcos Flack
Teams'
Championships
Formula Renault Eurocup:
2017, 2018, 2019
Formula Renault NEC:
20172018
Formula Regional European Championship:
2021
Drivers'
Championships
Renault Sport Trophy:
2015: Andrea Pizzitola
Formula Renault NEC:
2017: Michael Benyahia
Formula Renault Eurocup:
2018: Max Fewtrell

2019: Oscar Piastri:
Websitehttp://www.r-ace-gp.com/

HistoryEdit

R-ace GP was founded in 2011 by Thibaut de Merindol and Cyril Comte.[1] They partook in the Eurocup and NEC championships of Formula Renault 2.0. Their driver line-up included Norman Nato, Pieter Schothorst and Côme Ledogar.[2] In its first year of Formula Renault 2.0, the team scored eighth in the Eurocup championship, with Nato taking two podiums, and ninth in NEC, with Nato and Ledogar taking podiums.

In 2012, the team entered with a line-up of Andrea Pizzitola, Red Bull Junior Pierre Gasly and the McLaren-backed Nyck de Vries.[3] The team climbed up to fifth in both standings, with de Vries taking the team's maiden victory in the NEC championship.

The following year, the team formed a close collaboration with ART Grand Prix and was renamed the ART Junior Team.[4] Pizzitola remained with Alexandre Baron, Nico Jamin, Tanart Sathienthirakul, Alberto di Folco and Esteban Ocon joining the team. The team finished runners-up to Tech 1 Racing in the Eurocup standings, with Ocon achieving third place in the driver's standings.

In 2014, the team went forth with a new line-up of Aurélien Panis, Callan O'Keefe, Levin Amweg and Simon Gachet. The team achieved fourth place in both championships with wins from Amweg, O'Keefe and Panis. The following year, Max Defourny, Ukyo Sasahara, Darius Oskoui and Will Palmer (Eurocup only) formed the team's 2015 line-up. The team finished as runners-up to Josef Kaufmann Racing in the NEC championship, with Sasahara and Defourny claiming wins and spots in the top five in the overall standings, and sixth in Eurocup.

In 2016, it was announced that the R-ace GP name would return. Defourny and Palmer remained with the team and were joined by newcomer Julien Falchero and Marcus Armstrong in a guest drive. In the championships, the team repeated their feat of 2015 in NEC and claimed third place in Eurocup, with Defourny finishing in the top three of the driver's standings.

In 2017, Palmer and Defourny were contracted to the team for a third season with Robert Shwartzman and Italian F4 driver Raúl Guzman joining the team.[5][6][7][8] For the 2017 NEC Championship, the team signed three drivers from the 2016 French F4 Championship, vice champion Gilles Magnus, third-place finisher Michael Benyahia and race winner Théo Coicaud with karting champion Charles Milesi making his single-seater debut with the team.[6]

In 2018, R-ace GP puts his title back on the line with a new line-up. Max Fewtrell and Victor Martins, both in the Renault Sport Academy,[9][10][11] Logan Sargeant and Charles Milesi continued in Eurocup.[12] In the NEC championship, Gabriel Gandulia joins the team.[13]

For the 2019 season, the team signed returnees Oscar Piastri and Aleksandr Smolyar and reigning French F4 champion and Renault junior Caio Collet.[14][15][16] R-ace GP also expanded into the ADAC Formula 4 Championship, fielding Gregoire Saucy and László Tóth.[17] The team will also take part in 3 meetings of Italian F4 Championship. The team won the triple crown in Eurocup[18] that season: teams' title for the 3rd year in a row, rookie title with Caio Collet and drivers' title with Australian Oscar Piastri with 7 wins and 320 points.

In July 2019, it was announced R-ace GP would expand into the Toyota Racing Series, collaborating with MTEC Motorsport for the 2020 season.[19]

Current series resultsEdit

ADAC Formula 4Edit

ADAC Formula 4 results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2019 Tatuus F4-T014   Michael Belov 17 1 0 1 2 122 8th 4th
  Grégoire Saucy 20 0 0 0 2 95 12th
  László Tóth 20 0 0 0 0 2 20th
  Hadrien David 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2020 Tatuus F4-T014   Victor Bernier 21 2 0 2 6 225 5th 3rd
  Kirill Smal 21 0 1 0 3 91 9th
  Artem Lobanenko 9 0 0 0 0 24 13th
  Roee Meyuhas 15 0 0 0 0 20 14th
2021 Tatuus F4-T014   Victor Bernier 18 1 0 2 4 167 4th 3rd
  Sami Meguetounif 18 0 0 0 0 61 11th
  Marcus Amand 18 0 0 0 0 37 12th
  Nikhil Bohra 3 0 0 0 0 0 22nd
  Levente Revesz 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC†

Italian F4 ChampionshipEdit

Italian F4 Championship results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2019 Tatuus F4-T014   Grégoire Saucy 9 0 0 0 0 28 15th 8th
  László Tóth 9 0 0 0 0 0 38th
2020 Tatuus F4-T014   Kirill Smal 2 0 0 0 0 30† 15th† 13th
  Victor Bernier 3 0 0 0 0 1 28th
2021 Tatuus F4-T014   Victor Bernier 6 0 0 0 0 30 13th 7th
  Sami Meguetounif 6 0 0 0 0 22 19th
  Marcus Amand 6 0 0 0 0 0 40th

Kirill Smal raced for Prema Powerteam for nine races in 2020.

Formula Regional European ChampionshipEdit

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers Races Wins Poles F. Laps Podiums D.C. T.C. Pts
2021 Tatuus
F3 T-318
Alpine P   Isack Hadjar 20 2 1 3 6 5th 1st 481
  Hadrien David 20 2 1 2 9 2nd
  Léna Bühler 18 0 0 0 0 38th
  Zane Maloney 20 1 1 1 8 4th
  Sami Meguetounif 4 0 0 0 0 NC

In detailEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 T.C. Points
2021 IMO
1
IMO
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
MCO
1
MCO
2
LEC
1
LEC
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
RBR
1
RBR
2
VAL
1
VAL
2
MUG
1
MUG
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
1st 481
  Isack Hadjar 7 12 7 3 1 2 21 4 6 11 7 9 12 6 9 4 12 13 2 1
  Hadrien David 3 4 12 Ret 4 3 1 10 3 12 2 3 2 Ret 7 6 23 6 1 3
  Léna Bühler 25 27 20 DNQ 29 30 24 30 27 27 Ret 26 30 25 29 32 30 23
  Zane Maloney Ret 3 9 9 2 1 4 6 15 8 3 2 9 3 8 8 11 14 3 7
  Sami Meguetounif 22 20 15 13

Former series resultsEdit

Formula Renault 2.0 NECEdit

Formula Renault 2.0 NEC results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2011 Barazi-EpsilonRenault   Pieter Schothorst 11 0 1 91 18th 9th
  Côme Ledogar 9 0 1 91 19th
  Norman Nato 7 0 1 56 25th
2012 Barazi-EpsilonRenault   Nyck de Vries 11 1 4 166 10th 5th
  Andrea Pizzitola 11 0 4 141 13th
  Pierre Gasly 7 0 1 78 23rd
2013 TatuusRenault   Andrea Pizzitola 14 1 3 190 6th 2nd
  Nico Jamin 18 0 1 144 7th
  Tanart Sathienthirakul 18 0 0 123 11th
  Esteban Ocon 8 1 3 122 12th
  Alberto di Folco 9 0 0 73 20th
  Thiago Vivacqua 5 0 0 8 42nd
  Alexandre Baron 5 0 0 0 54th
2014 TatuusRenault   Callan O'Keefe 15 1 3 187 7th 4th
  Jake Hughes 15 0 1 152 8th
  Levin Amweg 7 1 4 107 15th
  Aurélien Panis 6 1 2 77 19th
  James Allen 2 0 0 0 NC
2015 TatuusRenault   Ukyo Sasahara 21 2 8 296 3rd 2nd
  Max Defourny 16 2 4 218 4th
  Darius Oskoui 16 0 0 143 9th
2016 TatuusRenault   Max Defourny 15 3 9 285 2nd 2nd
  Will Palmer 13 0 3 126 12th
  Julien Falchero 15 0 0 124 13th
  Marcus Armstrong 2 0 0 23 24th
2017 TatuusRenault   Michael Benyahia 11 0 4 163 1st 1st
  Gilles Magnus 11 2 2 161 2nd
  Théo Coicaud 11 0 1 129.5 4th
  Charles Milesi 11 1 2 106 7th
2018 TatuusRenault   Gabriel Gandulia 12 0 8 216 3rd 1st
  Logan Sargeant 12 1 3 87 5th
  Victor Martins 12 1 2 83 6th
  Charles Milesi 12 0 1 57 9th
  Max Fewtrell 10 0 1 24 15th

Renault Sport TrophyEdit

Renault Sport Trophy results
Year Car Category Drivers Races Wins Podiums Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2015 Renault Sport R.S. 01 Elite   Andrea Pizzitola 9 2 6 3 2 140 1st 2nd
Prestige   Richard Gonda 9 3 5 6 3 123 2nd
Elite   Indy Dontje 9 1 4 0 0 96 4th
Prestige   Toni Forné 9 0 3 0 0 81 6th
2016 Renault Sport R.S. 01 Elite   Kevin Korjus 9 1 4 1 0 111 2nd 3rd
Prestige   Fredrik Blomstedt 9 1 5 2 3 115 3rd
Prestige   Philippe Haezebrouck 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Elite   Raoul Owens 9 0 0 0 0 37 9th
Prestige   Toni Forné 3 0 0 0 0 24 10th
Prestige   Jean-Marc Merlin 1 0 0 0 0 0 20th

Guest driver (ineligible for points)

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0Edit

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2011 Barazi-EpsilonRenault   Norman Nato 14 0 2 58 11th 8th
  Côme Ledogar 14 0 0 9 19th
  Pieter Schothorst 14 0 0 1 24th
2012 Barazi-EpsilonRenault   Nyck de Vries 14 0 2 78 5th 5th
  Pierre Gasly 14 0 2 49 10th
  Andrea Pizzitola 14 0 0 12 21st
2013 TatuusRenault   Esteban Ocon 14 2 5 159 3rd 2nd
  Andrea Pizzitola 14 0 1 39 13th
  Alexandre Baron 8 0 0 0 27th
  Nico Jamin 2 0 0 0 NC†
2014 TatuusRenault   Aurélien Panis 14 1 2 82 9th 4th
  Levin Amweg 12 0 0 42 13th
  Callan O'Keefe 14 0 0 28 16th
  Simon Gachet 14 0 0 10 19th
2015 TatuusRenault   Ukyo Sasahara 17 1 4 116 7th 6th
  Darius Oskoui 17 0 1 36 13th
  Max Defourny 7 0 0 0 NC†
  Will Palmer 3 0 0 0 NC†
2016 TatuusRenault   Max Defourny 15 1 8 188.5 3rd 3rd
  Will Palmer 15 1 2 76 7th
  Julien Falchero 15 0 0 32.5 13th
  Marcus Armstrong 2 0 0 0 NC†
2017 TatuusRenault   Will Palmer 23 3 10 298 2nd 1st
  Robert Shwartzman 23 6 11 285 3rd
  Max Defourny 23 1 10 255 4th
  Raúl Guzmán 23 0 0 13 17th
  Théo Coicaud 7 0 0 0 NC†
  Charles Milesi 10 0 0 0 NC†
  Michaël Benyahia 7 0 0 0 NC†
  Gilles Magnus 3 0 0 0 NC†
  Logan Sargeant 3 0 0 0 NC†
2018 TatuusRenault   Max Fewtrell 20 6 11 275.5 1st 1st
  Logan Sargeant 20 3 7 218 4th
  Victor Martins 20 2 6 186 5th
  Charles Milesi 20 2 4 122.5 7th
2019 TatuusRenault   Oscar Piastri 20 7 11 320 1st 1st
  Caio Collet 20 0 5 207 5th
  Aleksandr Smolyar 20 3 10 255 3rd
  Grégoire Saucy 4 0 0 0 NC†

Guest driver (ineligible for points)

Toyota Racing Series

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Podiums Poles Fast laps Points D.C.
2020 Toyota FT60   Petr Ptacek 15 0 3 1 0 241 5th
  Caio Collet 15 1 1 1 2 219 7th
  Jackson Walls 15 1 1 1 0 160 10th
  Oliver Rasmussen 15 0 2 0 1 158 11th
  Lucas Petersson 15 0 0 0 0 127 12th

TimelineEdit

Current series
ADAC Formula 4 2019–2021
Italian Formula 4 Championship 2018–2021
Formula Regional European Championship 2021-
Former series
Formula Renault Northern European Cup 2011-2018
Renault Sport Trophy 2015-2016
Eurocup Formula Renault 2011-2020
Toyota Racing Series 2020

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "R-ace GP | Northern European Cup". Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Motorland Aragon 2011 – Motorland Aragon — Entry list". 13 April 2016. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2016.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "New boys and old hands raring to go". 27 April 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  4. ^ "R-ace GP becomes the ART Junior Team". 25 February 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Will Palmer stays with R-Ace GP Formula Renault squad for 2017". 13 December 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Max Defourny to stay in Eurocup Formula Renault with R-ace GP". 3 March 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Shwartzman to continue in Formula Renault with R-ace GP". 11 January 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Raul Guzman moves to Formula Renault with R-ace GP". 21 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Renault Sport Academy 2018 line up announced". January 2018.
  10. ^ Jackson, Connor. "Max Fewtrell to Remain in Eurocup Formula Renault". thecheckeredflag.co.uk. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  11. ^ Allen, Peter (15 January 2018). "French F4 rivals Arthur Rougier and Victor Martins become Renault juniors ahead of Eurocup moves". formulascout.com. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Charles Milesi sur le bon pied aux antipodes". 17 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Gandulia announced R-ace GP 2018 Campaign". January 2018.
  14. ^ "Renault Sport Academy signs Caio Collet". 22 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  15. ^ "OSCAR PIASTRI SIGNS WITH FORMULA RENAULT CHAMPIONS". 21 December 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Alexander Smolyar will drive in Formula Renault Eurocup in 2019 season". 11 February 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  17. ^ "Talented youngsters on the way up: Fifth season of ADAC Formula 4 about to get underway". 8 April 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Formula Renault Eurocup - Press release - The win for Victor Martins, the title for Oscar Piastri! - renaultsport.com". Renault Sport. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  19. ^ Herrero, Daniel (30 July 2019). "Top European team joins Toyota Racing Series". Speedcafe. Retrieved 31 July 2019.

External linksEdit

Achievements
Preceded by Formula Renault Eurocup Teams' Champion
20172019
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by Formula Renault NEC Teams' Champion
20172018
Succeeded by
Incumbent